Features of CAD/CAM Dentistry

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CAD/CAM technology is among the most advanced dental options available today. It refers to computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing, and in dentistry, it is used to design and complete restorations in a single appointment. This saves you time and improves your comfort by eliminating the need for temporary acrylic restorations. Our dentist can use CAD/CAM dentistry for a variety of applications, including crowns, inlays and onlays.

Some of the features of CAD/CAM dentistry include:

1. Fast results
Rather than waiting weeks for your new restoration, you can often be in and out of our office in about an hour. We prepare your tooth just like we would for any other restoration and then take a digital impression. This impression is used to customize your new crown to fit your tooth precisely.

2. Unparalleled quality
High-quality porcelain is used to create CAD/CAM restorations, and we use advanced technology to match your tooth precisely so that you can get the most aesthetic results possible.

3. Improved comfort
Not only do you not have to wear a temporary restoration, but you also will not need multiple anesthetic shots. Once your tooth is prepared, your final restoration can be placed as soon as it is finished.

Call today to learn more about same day dentistry or to schedule your appointment with our cosmetic dentist in San Francisco.

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What Does CAD/CAM Technology Do?

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As we progress further into the twenty first century, we are greeted with new tools and technologies affecting different areas of our lives. The dentistry field is not exempt from these innovations. CAD/CAM technology is changing the way we practice dental care at our downtown San Francisco dentist location, and allowing for more convenient and efficient treatment.

CAD, or Computer Aided Design, is a form of technology that assists in the drawing and technical drafting of products. In other words, CAD technology can allow designers (or more specifically, dentists) to develop 3D models for medical use. Dentists and specialists can scan patient’s teeth and create crowns more quickly. A process that used to take weeks can now be completed in a matter of hours.

Molds and impressions of teeth requiring crowns once needed to be sent to labs, where technicians required weeks to create the coverings. Now, dentists can use a variety of tools and technologies to scan teeth, and digitally send them to a milling or 3D machine located right in the office. The machines are then able to carve or print the crown from porcelain or resin.

This new ability allows for quicker, more convenient treatment. Patients no longer need to wait to fix their broken or otherwise damaged teeth and can spend less time in the dental office and away from work. If you are interested in learning more, contact our expert in CAD/CAM technology in San Francisco.